Life at
Galileo HQ

Our Values

At HQ, we consider ourselves the champions of Galileo’s audacious mission, and the torchbearers of our values and culture. Modeled after the Innovation Approach that comes to life in our classrooms during the summer, our values form the backbone of all we do.

We Are Visionary

We believe that the world can change and that we can change it. We view ourselves as actors in the world, rather than recipients of what the world gives us. We assume responsibility for creating and fulfilling a bold vision for Galileo and its programs.

We Are Determined

We do whatever it takes to deliver excellent work products and phenomenal service for our campers, our camp staff, and each other. We establish clear goals, plan accordingly, and persevere until they are met. We recognize setbacks as opportunities to learn.

We Are Courageous

We reject fear as a constraint, freely sharing our creative thoughts and stretching ourselves to try new things. We aggressively act to increase our impact through reaching more kids and affecting them more deeply.

We Are Collaborative

We are a close-knit community that cares for, supports, and appreciates each other. We communicate with each other openly and honestly, assuming positive intent. We create a joy-filled, playful, and rewarding work environment that permits life balance and allows our best-selves to emerge.

We Are Reflective

We continually seek feedback and take action to improve our company, our programs, our teams, and ourselves.

Our Culture

At Galileo, we believe that leadership can come from anywhere within the organization. We reward success, and put systems in place to help you achieve it. Regular goal setting and evaluation, incredible manager support, and regular touch points to share and receive feedback all add up to a transparent and supportive environment. We also promote a team and family spirit that fosters high-functioning teams and depth of value in our colleagues.

We like having a good time at work, so there’s always something exciting happening— themed potlucks, songs and games, or crazy celebrations! It’s all just another day at HQ. Don’t think of yourself as the singing, dancing,  costume-wearing type? That’s okay! We know (and love) that our special brand of “campy” takes all kinds! As a courageous and collaborative member of our team, you’ll be inspired to put your own unique spin on Galileo culture, in the ways that feel most authentic to you.

Our Team

We’re a fun group, a smart group, and a diverse group. We’ve got artists and tinkerers, Ivy League and art school grads, bibliophiles and mountain bikers, and a shared love of the work we do. You can check out some of our bios below.

Our year-round HQ team is split between our Oakland office, Hayward Warehouse, and satellite SoCal and Chicago offices. We post year-round positions as they become available, though we tend to do the most hiring in the early to late fall. In addition to our year-round team, each fall we hire seasonal team members (January – June/August) on our People Operations, Customer Service and Warehouse teams, bringing our HQ team up to about 70 (plus 50+ amazing Camp Directors, who work with us from January-August each year). Sound like a perfect fit?

Join our mailing list to find out when we list a new position. And check out our Galileo HQ video playlist to hear directly from our team.

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Want to dig in and learn more about Galileo? See how we’re bringing our brand of fearless innovation to a wider audience of kids, and hear what our partners say about working with Galileo summer staff. You can also join our jobs mailing list and connect with us on social media to stay up to date on Galileo job openings, company news, and events.

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